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Picture of Valarie Smith
Picture of Valarie Smith
Valarie Smith
Valarie Smith incurred enormous credit card debt during the ’90s when she lived in NYC and tried to see as many Broadway/ Off Broadway/ Off-Off Broadway plays as she could despite her pittance of a salary. She is a fervent believer in the Edward Albee quote, “If you’re willing to fail interestingly, you tend to succeed interestingly.” Her top five favorite productions (so far) are: True West (Circle in the Square Theatre, 2000), King Henry IV, Part One (Oregon Shakespeare Festival, 2017), We’re All Mad Here (Shaking the Tree, 2017), Six Degrees of Separation (Lincoln Center, 1991) and Richard II (BAM, 2016).

As the solstice nears, an (astrological) look ahead

Breathe in, breathe out: Yes, there’ll probably be disasters. But Portland therapist, astrologist, and Pushcart-nominated poet Dr. Mindy Netifee also says the “whole end of the year could be very sweet.”

Creature Comforts: The joys of Grimm

The women of the hit TV show “Grimm” team up again to tell behind-the-scenes stories, interview special guests and share their love of Portland in their podcast, “The Grimmcast.”

Regarding Henrys

Original Practice Shakespeare dives into the “Henry” trio of plays for three straight nights – online.

Love Sugar Sex Magic

Portland Center Stage’s online ‘Love in the Time of Piñatas’ hits the cultural and theatrical sweet spot.

Triangle Productions FLO
PCS Clyde’s
MYS Oregon to Iberia
Profile Theatre Orange Sky
OCCA Monthly
NW Dance Project
Maryhill Museum of Art
PAM 12 Month
Pacific Maritime HC Prosperity
PSU College of the Arts
Oregon Cultural Trust
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